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Policy Document chemical/x-pdb Waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) Directive 2012/19/EU
The objective of the Directive is to promote re-use, recycling and other forms of recovery of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) in order to reduce the quantity of such waste to be disposed and to improve the environmental performance of the economic operators involved in the treatment of WEEE. The WEEE Directive sets criteria for the collection, treatment and recovery of waste electrical and electronic equipment. The Directive is a recast of Directive 2002/96/EC. ( http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:L:2012:197:0038:0071:EN:PDF)
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Figure Hazardous waste generation in the EU-15, EU-12 and in EU-27 plus Norway, Switzerland, and Croatia, 1997 to 2009
The figure shows the amounts of hazardous waste generated in EU-15, EU-12 and EU-27 plus Norway, Switzerland, and Croatia in the years 1997 to 2009.
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Video Planet RE:think
First cut of Planet RE:think. The film tells the story of unsustainable resource use, showing the truly global nature of the problem, from environmentally devastating mining in Canada to recycling of electronic waste in India which damages the health of workers. The feature-length film also includes positive examples of 'green economy' policies and business models, from Ecuador to South Africa. The film was premiered at the UN Sustainable Development conference in Rio de Janeiro on 17 June, 2012.
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Figure Development of municipal waste management in the EU-27, 1995–2010
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Figure Trends in the use of materials and material productivity in EU-12 and EU15
This figure shows the changes of GDP, Population, DMC and Material Productivity for EU15 and EU12 between 1970 and 2011/2009 respectively 1992 and 2011/2009
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Figure Uses of resources per capita in 2000 vs 2008/2009
This figure shows the DMC per capita for the EU27 countries and selected other countries in 2000 and 2009 respectively 2008
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Figure Growth in the Productivity of Labour, Energy and materials for selected European countries
This figure shows the development of labour productivity, energy productivity and material productivity in selected European countries.
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Figure Shipments of notified waste from EU Member States to other EU and non‐EU countries, 1997-2009
The figure illustrates the amount of transboundary shipped notified waste, in Million tonnes, traded from EU-member states to different countries. These cover countries within EU-15, EFTA, Non-OECD (inkl. BG and RO), EU-12 excl. BG + RO and OECD (non-EFTA).
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Figure Recycling rates for packaging waste in 2009 by country
Generation and recycling of packaging waste in the member countries of the European Environment Agency. The data show that 17 countries in 2009 met the 2009 target of the Packaging Waste Directive (2004/12/EC) to recycle at least 55% of packaging waste generated, and two countries missed the 2001 target to recycle at least 25%.
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Figure Trend in generation of municipal waste in the EU, EFTA countries, Turkey and Western Balkan countries, 2003 and 2010
The figure is a bar plot of the generation of municipal waste in kg per capita, covering 2003 and 2010.
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